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and other challenges faced by lobsters. this is about an hour. c-span: linda greenlaw, author of "the lobster chronicles," you say that the world's most dangerous profession is fishing why? >> guest: well, i think mostly it's because of bad weather. you're definitely, you know, out in the weather, especially swordfishing. i've done lobstering and swordfishing, all different types of fishing. but fatigue is often a factor, but i think bad weather is the biggest factor. c-span: how many friends have you lost over the years from fishing? >> guest: close friends, i've lost nearly a dozen, but there's this real sort of fraternity among fishermen that when you hear about someone going down or being lost at sea or being killed aboard a boat, you may not know them, but you feel -- you do feel some connection. c-span: how long have you been fishing? >> guest: i've been fishing since i was 19 years old, and i'm 41 now, so 21 years. c-span: why do you fish? >> guest: i am passionate about fishing. and people always ask me, "what do you like about it?" i like the way i feel when i'm at sea. c-spa
and their establishment of the jungle hospital for the numerous casualties. it's about an hour. c-span: elizabeth m. norman, author of "we band of angels," who are you talking about? >> guest: i'm talking about the army and navy nurses who were in the philippines when world war ii began, who surrendered to the japanese and are the largest group of american women pows in the history of our country. c-span: where's this picture from? >> guest: that's the picture taken of the army nurses when they were liberated from santo tomas interment camp in manila. they're on their way out of camp. c-span: and where did you get the idea for this book? >> guest: it grew out of two sources. my mother served in the spars in world war ii. and i was always very interested in her time in uniform. everybody's dads served in world war ii, but not too many mothers. so i had that interest. and i'm a nurse. i had done a book about nurses who'd served in the vietnam war and was very interested in the contradiction, really, between nurses whose mission is to save lives being put in a -- a world of war where the mission is to
. c-span: floyd flake, author of "the way of the bootstrapper: nine action steps for achieving your dreams," how did you get bill bennett and maxine waters both to endorse your book? >> guest: well, actually, my relationship to bill bennett goes way back when i was the dean at boston university and bill bennett was there as assistant to the president. we worked together. so our relationship actually transcends politics. and when i asked him to do it, he said he would review it. he did. he felt that the book--some portions of it he didn't agree with but that overall, he thought it was a great book. maxine the same way. i mean, we served together for 11 years in the house of representatives, so we have a good relationship, close relationship. and i felt also that it, in many ways, reflects my overall political ideology, and that is kind of at the center where i deal with people as opposed to just being an ideologue one way or the other. so if you get people who are about 180 degrees apart on the cover of your book, it means that this is not just something that you do on a haphazard ba
hagel has been nominated to be that next defense secretary. that is showing tomorrow on sunday here on c-span at 3 p.m. here's a look look at some of the new members of the 113th congress. massachusetts senator elizabeth warren was a advocate for the formation of the consumer financial protection bureau. she defeated scott brown and the came the first woman to represent massachusetts in the senate. in the house, joseph kennedy represents massachusetts's fourth district. watch in the house, live on and the senate on c-span 2. and this week's radio address, president obama and congresswoman susan brooks talked about needing to reduce the national debt. the president emphasized investing in programs that enable economic recovery. susan brooks urged democrats to pass a budget. >> hi, everyone. we face some important decisions about how to put down our debt in a way that grows our economy and create good jobs. the decision that will make a real difference in the strength of our recovery. we began with economists and business leaders saying that we are poised to grow. there are signs of progress. c
.m. eastern, on c-span. >> at age 25, she was one of the wealthiest widows in the colonies. during the revolution, while in her mid-40's, she was considered an enemy by the british who threatened to take her hostage. later, she would become our nation's first first lady at age 57. meet martha washington, monday night, in the first program of c-span's new weekly series, "first ladies, influence and image." we will visit some places that influenced her life, colonial williamsburg, mount vernon, valley forge and philadelphia. be part of the conversation about martha washington with your phone calls, tweets, and facebook post live monday night at 9:00 p.m. eastern on c-span, c-span radio and >> the british house of commons was in recess last week, so prime minister's questions will not be seen tonight. the japanese prime minister met friday with hobo at the white house. later that day -- president obama at the white house. later that day, he discussed his economic plan which has been called abenomics. this is 45 minutes. [applause] >> thank you for comi
is the cyber security coordinator for the white house. this is "the communicators" on c-span. >> c-span, created by an american cable companies in 1979. brought to you as a public service by your television provider. >> next on c-span, "worst ladies -- influence and image -- influence and image." it is live every monday on c- span, c-span radio, and c- it explores the life and times of all of the worst american ladies from martha washington to michelle obama -- of all of the worfirst american ladies from martha washington to michelle obama. ♪ >> if we turn away and the needs of others, we align ourselves with those forces bring about the forces. >> obesity in this country is nothing short of their public health crisis. >> i had little antennas that >> i had little antennas that point up
right. we're featuring nixon on american history tv. you can watch on c-span3. we will look at his legacy and the 1993 atf raid in waco, texas. long beach, independent caller, neal. you are on the air? moving on. charles, atlanta, georgia, democrat, hi. caller: hi. our greatest president was john f. kennedy, by far. the reason is because he gave us the good society speech in which he warned americans about the secret societies that were determined to take over america and the change america fundamentally. he was the only president that had the guts to look out for americans. we failed him because we did not find our who was behind the assassination of our president. host: all right. butch in st. petersburg, florida, a democrat, hi. caller: my favorite president is barack obama, because of the things that he has accomplished. so many people came to washington for his inauguration. when the first was elected, he also was the nobel prize winner. he's the best president so far. host: all right. that is our question for all of you. here's "the huffington post website this morning with 1
at 10:00 a.m. eastern and 6:00 eastern here on c-span. >> and you are watching the communicate tors on c-span. we are on location at the c.e.s. international 2013 show in lave from the -- from las vegas. here at c.e.s. international, samsung has a large display and we are joined by david steel of samsung. begin by giving us a snapshot of the samsung corporation. >> it is now the largest technology company in the world by sales. we cover components all the way through to finished goods like home appliances, televisions and smartphones. so you will see a whole range of products at the booth where we are showing audio systems, home appliances, televisions, the whole range of electronic products. >> what is your position at samsung, for what are you response snble >> i'm responsible for our corporate strategy in north america america and looking at all of our corporate strategies across that. so overseeing all the product areas and strategies. >> you spent quite a few years in korea, correct? >> yes. why are you now in the snates >> probably they got tired of me and said i need a breather. but it
the entire interview with representative rogers tomorrow at 10 a.m. eastern here on c-span. coming up on c-span, the communicators talk about the future of research in the cable industry. that is followed with
.m. eastern on c-span. >> having observed a steady improvements in the opportunities and well-being of our citizens, i can report to you in this old and faithful union, it is good. >> in keeping with a time- honored tradition, i have come to report to you on the state of the union. i am pleased to report that america is much improved. there is reason to believe that much will continue. >> my duty is to report on the state of the union, not our government, but on our american community. and to set forth our responsibilities in the words of our founders to form a more perfect union. the state of the unionist from. >> as we gather tonight, our nation is at war. our economy is in a recession. the civilized world faces unprecedented dangers, yet the state of our union has never been stronger. >> it is because of our people that our future is helpful in our journey goes forward and the state of our union is strong. >> tuesday, president obama delivering this year's address live on c-span with a preview starting at 8:00 p.m. and the president at 9:00 followed by the gop response and your reaction
eastern. nonfiction book withs all weekend, every weekend right here on c-span2. >> here's a look at some of what's ahead here on c-span2. next, "the communicators" continues its series of interviews from the international consumer electronics show in las vegas with a discussion on government's role many technology. then president obama awards this year's recipients of the national medals for science, technology and innovation. and after that we're live as policymakers, health care industry leaders and representatives of government gather for a national health policy conference. >> congress returns today to capitol hill. the house comes in at 2 p.m. eastern to take up a small number of bills under suspension of the rules with votes at 6:30. also this week a debate and vote on a measure to require the president to submit a balanced budget to congress. over in the senate, members also come back at 2 eastern for general speeches. then at about 5:30, a vote on the bill to reauthorize the violence against women act, a domestic violence law that expired in 2011. a final vote on that could happe
of the nixon library. thank you so much. >> for a dvd copy of this program, call 1-877-662-7726. c-span's programs are also available as podcasts. >> the communism of china is basically communism only in name these days, preserving the power of the members of the communist party. they basically through -- threw their ideology aside. they talked in length about marxism and leninism, etc., but as i say, it is all about preserving their power as they continue to grow. they got rid of most of the vestiges of communism all long time ago. in north korea, it is all about preserving the kim dynasty. it really does not have anything to do with what karl marx envisioned as communism. communism when it moved into asia, it diverged into something different than the communists and that appeared in europe. that is an absolutely fascinating split. >> 34 years of reporting with keefe richburg, next sunday at 8:00. >> next, david cameron takes questions from members of the house of commons. after that, ed miliband. and then another chance to see "q&a," with the former director of the nixon library. on t
eastern through monday morning at 8 eastern. nonfiction books all weekend, every weekend right here on c-span2. >> you're watching public affairs programming on c-span2. here's a look ahead. next, "the communicators" talks with white house cybersecurity coordinator michael daniel about president obama's executive order issued earlier this month and the increasing number of cyber attacks on the u.s. from china. then a discussion about nuclear weapons in the middle east and america's declining influence in the region. after that we're live with the closing session of the nation's governors' annual winter meeting as they discuss personal responsibility in relation to government policies with their guest, tv's dr. oz. and later the senate returns at 2 eastern following its weeklong presidents' day recess when senator kelly ayotte delivers the annual reading of george washington's farewell address. >> at age 25, she was one of the wealthiest widows in the colonies, and during the revolution while many her mid '40s, she was of considered an enemy by the british who threatened to take her host aage.
. caller: good morning. i am a first-time caller to c- span and a longtime viewer. thank you for taking my call. my comment is to the republicans who are seniors, my brothers and sisters, calling into c-span complaining about the national debt and how we are passing this debt onto our grandkids, and i do not want to be too devastating by saying this, but the seniors should just die off. they have taken away from the medicare and medicaid system far more than what they contributed by the mere fact that they are living longer, having triple bypass operations, heart pacemaker operations, it and knee replacement surgery, and the cost for numerous prescription drugs. if they would just die off, their insurance policies that are being billed to their offspring, they can take that insurance policy, the children will end it, and this will create -- spend it and this will create a big bumping the economy. host: comments from roy and no part, michigan. daniel, portland, oregon, you are on the air. caller: i have basically two comments or questions. one is first of all, they have never taken care of
.com/c-spanwj. around 40 people so far responding on facebook. and you can send us an e-mail to the survey that was mentioned talks a little bit about respondents' and what they were asked about as far as their retirement plans and if the financial crisis be laid all of that. it says that respondents delaying retirement, nearly half of them planned to do so. this was done in 2010, but predicting the number retiring, it was important to consider three developments -- host: when they were asked as a result of the financial crisis if you are a household member planning to postpone retirement. in the first 45 minutes this morning from you, we want to hear about your retirement plans and of the financial crisis delayed that. tell us yes, no, and if you could, how those plans changed. the numbers are on your screen. for republicans, 202-585-3881. for democrats, 202-585-3880. for independents, 202-585-3882. you can send us tweets at, facebook at, and e- mail as well. a couple of facebook respondents, this is from fred -- host: so, when it c
you about -- a senate judiciary subcommittee holds a hearing on reducing gun violence, here on c-span at 10:00 a.m. eastern. before that, 9:30 a.m. eastern on c-span 3, a senate armed services committee hearing on the impact of upcoming federal spending cuts, known as sequestration. members will hear from deputy defense secretary and the members of the joint chiefs of staff. and the armed services committee will meet again this afternoon to vote on the nomination of chop kagel to be secretary of defense. but is also on c-span 3 at 2:30 p.m. eastin -- chuck hagel as secretary of defense. >> having observed a steady improvement in the opportunities and well-being of our citizens, i can report to you that the state of this old but youthful union is good. >> once again, in keeping with time-honored tradition i have come to report to you on the state of the union. and i am pleased to report that america is much improved. and there is good reason to believe that improvement will continue in the days to come. >> my duty tonight is to report on the state of the union. not the state of our gov
in english and one in spanish. it is up next on c-span. you can find the spanish version on our website, >> good evening, i am marco rubio. i am blessed to represent florida in the united state senate. let me congratulate president obama. i have the honor to dash of responding to his state of the union address. i am especially honored to be addressing our brave men and women serving the armed forces around the world. you may be thousands of miles away, but you are always in our prayers. the state of the union address is always a reminder of how america is. through most of human history, most people were stuck in stagnant societies were a tiny minority say on top and no one else had a chance. america is exceptional because we believe that every life at every stage is precious and that everyone everywhere has a god-given right to go as far as their talents and hard work will take them. for me, this ideal is personal. my parents immigrated here in pursuit of the opportunity to improve their life and to give their children the chance at an even better one. they made it to the middle cla
:00 eastern and pacific. on c-span, c-span radio and and you can also watch it again tonight at midnight. on this presidents' day, we talk about historian doug brinkley on the second terms of presidents. >> douglas brinkley, here is congressional quarterlies weekly and they have a graphic here. second terms tend to be more difficult. why is that? give us the history. >> well, i don't know if i totally believe that. and i know it's so popular right now that i hate to be the contrarian where we're saying second terms are a curse and that they're so much more difficult. i think any president would rather be in their second term than having to be in a first term with a huge election looming. so i think you get a lot of relief when you're president in the second term that you don't have to run again. also, there's a notion there are scandals that occur in the second term on nixon and watergate and iran-contra and lewinsky problems, all ones people raise. what they miss, is what would bill clinton have been without a second term. it wasn't the lewinsky issue that matters in the end
.s. capitol building to deliver the first state of the union address of his second term at 9:00 eastern. c-span coverage begins at 8:00 tonight. we would like to hear from you this morning. how much reducing state of the union addresses matter? here are the numbers to call -- be it can also find us online. john the conversation -- -- join the conversation. the front page of "politico's website -- we will talk about lobbying later on this morning. first, let's look at the five stings it says to watch the president obama address tonight. , do you think state of the union addresses matter? that's our question for you. on facebook we have a poll where you can weigh in. the washington post says the impact of annual addresses does not intend to be long-lasting. what do you stinkpot? jim in therapy -- what do you think? jim in fairfax station. caller: no, they don't matter. it's an opportunity to look at what is said in a state of the union and move forward a year after it and assess what was promised and what was positioned and hold that person accountable. in so many instances you hear president on
of the women. >> "first ladies, influence and image."monday night at 9:00 p.m. eastern on cnn, c-span radio and scheming live at [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> i am the president of the white house historical association. welcome to the new public home, the david m. rubenstein center for white house history. in a recent arrangement with the national trust preservation, which owns this decatur house complex, the association is now co stewards of this historic site for 30 more -- for 30 or more years to come. first ladies, influence and image is a partnership project with our good friends at c-span. i would like to thank our colleagues there. if they would wave, i would like to acknowledge them. the co-chief operating officer, vice president of programming, and the executive producer for the first lady series. we appreciate their enthusiasm for a subject that rarely receives the attention it deserves. as you will see in your program, listed on c-span's website, the series will be a comprehensive v
. that will be live on c-span2. the president will be attending the national prayer breakfast. there are several congressional hearings happening as well today, including one on the benghazi attacks. secretary leon panetta and the joint chiefs chairman general dempsey will both be at the hearing. that will be alive today on c- span. we will go to that hearing directly after the washington journal this morning. this afternoon another hearing, john brennan for cia, the senate intelligence committee. this will be live on c-span at 2:30 p.m. this afternoon. again, the national prayer breakfast begins in about 45 minutes. that will be live on c-span2, if you would like to watch that. the president will be attending and speaking there. one other hearing we want to point out, which will be live it 10:00 a.m. on c-span3 is education secretary arne duncan talking about waivers for the "no child left behind" bill. on c- like a 10:00 a.m. span3. robert is on our republican line for seamless. should sequestration be allowed to go through? caller: hi. we were calling it the fiscal cliff. all the sudden it se
] [applause] >> here's a look at our primetime schedule on the c-span network. beginning at 8 p.m. eastern tonight on c-span, the senate intelligence community holds a confirmation hearing for john brennan to become the next cia director. on c-span2, outgoing defense secretary leon panetta, and chair of the joint chiefs of staff general martin dempsey testified on the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. and on c-span3 tonight education secretary arne duncan discusses the no child left behind law, and the obama administration's waiver process. all these events are tonight beginning at 8 p.m. eastern on the c-span networks. >> having observed a steady improvement and the opportunities and well being of our citizens, i can report to you, the state of this old but useful union is good. >> once again, in keeping with time-honored tradition i've come to report to you on the state of the union. and i'm pleased to report that america is much improved, and there's good reason to believe that improvement will continue for the data,. >> my duty tonight is to report on the state of the union, no
comments. dana writes in -- jay says -- april says -- that is c-span on facebook. texas. democrats' line. go ahead. caller: thank you very much for taking my call. host: thanks for calling. caller: this is my first time calling. host: welcome. caller: well -- thank you. my opinion about the drones, should we notified the public when we are going? should president obama publish that he was going to kill bin laden? i think whatever powers we have to make americans save, we should do that. i think the public view, they want to know too much about what is going on secretly. and congress, too. they get before the public and a stage a big show. they want to pretend they are interested in everything that is going on. and most of them are lying. i feel that president obama is doing the right thing. i think that congress should be notified. they should be kept abreast of what is going on. but i also feel that -- there are a lot of leaks in politics. and the public knows -- if the public knows exactly what will happen, then our enemies know. i agree it is not humane. there is a problem with who we
the pose live tonight at 9:00 eastern on c-span, c-span radio and >> secretary of state john kerry was in the u.k. today. he met with prime minister david cameron and foreign secretary, william hague. the visit to london was the first stop on a nine country 10 day trip. the secretary spoke with reporters and responded to questions about the upcoming meeting with syrian opposition leaders. >> ladies and gentlemen, it's a great honor to welcome the 16th secretary of state of the united states of america, john kerry, to london today. secretary kerry, we are delighted you chose the united kingdom as your first destination overseas. i am first visit as foreign secretary was to the united states and each day and also each hour since then, i witnessed the importance of our indefensible alliance. when the united states and united kingdom act together, we make a powerful difference in world affairs and our partnership and diplomacy, intelligence and defense has no equal in the world. secretary kerry and i have met recent years in recent months, but this visit is my first opportunity t
. "washington journal" live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> at age 65 she was the oldest first lady when her husband became president but never set foot in washington. her husband, benjamin harrison, died just one month after his inauguration. meet anna harrison and other women who served as first lady over 44 administrations in c-span's new original series, first ladies, influence and image. their public and private lives, interests and influence on the president. introduced with the white house historical association, season one begins february 19, on c-span, c-span radio and c-span dot oregon on february 18. >> british prime minister david cameron was in algeria wednesday for talks concerning the recent hostage situation that left six brittons dead and made a surprise visit to libya. he took questions from the british house of commons in his weekly question time session which topics included state of the economy, housing benefits for veterans and a proposed tax increase on beer and alcohol. this is 35 minutes. >> order. questions to the prime minister. alison seabeck. >> thank you, mr. sp
white house reporter for the washington post. chris van hollen is our guest on c-span's newsmakers program. he is a leading democrat in the house of representatives. >> the president will be delivering his state of the union address this week. i think he will address those questions. we are so caught up in dealing with these short-term, self- imposed crises that is undermining our ability to come up with a long-term comprehensive planned. there are philosophical differences. our republican colleagues do not believe that there is any role for the government beyond providing for defense and funding the pentagon. that is the view of some. it is not the view of the great majority of the american people. i think the president will propose -- nobody knows what the president will say -- i think he will propose lots of ideas about how we can support them -- to spur innovation in this country. the government has had an important role in basic research. i mentioned the national institutes of health. you have other agencies, in the energy sector or other sectors, that can help provide seed mo
that support it. this 20 minute interview is part of booktv's college series. >> host: well, booktv on c-span2 is on location at the university of pennsylvania in philadelphia. we are in the annenberg school of communication currently, and joining us is the dean of the annenberg school, michael x. delli carpini. dean delli carpini, what is the annenberg school of communication? is. >> guest: well, we're a free-standing school, one of 12 hoar at penn, and we do research, both research for the public consumption and for scholarly work. and ph.d. training and undergraduate training on the way in which media and communication influence social practices, political practices, health practices and cultural practices. >> host: well, we're here specifically to talk to you about your most recent book, "after broadcast news: media regimes, democracy and the new information environment." but it seems that for the last 20 to 30 years we've been debating the after broadcast news scenario. how do you assess it? >> well, um, what we're trying to do in this book is put it into a little bit of an historical con
for cybersecurity. again in just a couple minutes on c-span2. while we wait we will go back to this morning's washington journal where we spoke with a staff writer for the hill who gave a preview of the week ahead in congress and some of the things underway including sequestration. mi >> on the phone is justin following the story for the hill newspaper. thanks very much for being withr us.e hill new >> guest: thanks for havingspap me. >> host: what can out of the conversations, not very muchest: from press secretary jay carney much day. >> guest: or from the congressional leaders.sional they've been tight-lipped aboutn what happened on the phone conversations but it's thteresting to see things are heating up a little bit and tha. certainly will increase next week as congress comes back andt the senate is likely to vote on the democratic and republican version of the bill that would uuld pass andration with eitheo so it kind of sets up what is unlikely to come to a solutionil onik this issue. >> host: hell engaged as the president on this because there's been discussions back-and-forth that
are watching "the communicators" on c-span. we are on location at the ces 2013 international show in las vegas. here are some interviews this week. we want to introduce you to the new president and ceo of cable blabs. what is cable labs? >> it is the cable industry on a worldwide basis. we are the source of innovation that enables the cable operators to deliver services that you're quite familiar with such as broadband, video. >> you are not a cable guy. >> no. i'm with the cable industry and products. earlier in my career, -- i'm new to cable. -- you are the yo chief technology officer at -- >> correct. >> there in the -- my role at hp, we focused a lot on what the people do with the technology in their homes and in their hands and on their desk. being able to look at that from end to end. an innovator by back and. it is about coming up with those great i years and translating those two have high impacts. >> what are some products that you are excited about? >> we have been looking at all of the programs that we have currently running. we narrowed it down to key focus areas. one is the techno
their for twitter @cspanwj, then, or email us a more off the lead in washington post -- on the line to tell us more about the story is sarah cliff. welcome to the program. guest: thank you for having me. host: why this opt-out? guest: the opt-out has been an area that has challenged the ministration for all but a week -- for over a year, trying to find a balance between reproductive health and also guaranteeing religious liberty. as to the wine now part -- they have promised since about a year ago, last february, they promised religious organizations and would come up with regulations that would find a middle ground. reason we're seeing it now is because i wanted to give companies a heads up about what the compromise would look like. host: what has been the response from supporters of the president? guest: supporters of the president are happy with it. it seems to guarantee widespread access to birth control, regardless of who your employer is. host: opponents of the president's plan and say what? guest: say it does not answer their problems, for two reasons. first, t
, let's go to joyce in florida on our directs line. caller: hi. first of all, let me say that i am very, very proud. i've been watching brennan for many, many years in different positions. isle a political science major and i'm so proud he knows thousand answer the questions. he was so well-informed. as an american and someone who has learned to trust some of our leaders but not all, that is one person that i can go to bed at night and feel very comfortable in the way he looks at things. i'm a democrat. what he says, i'm not a democrat or republican, i truely believe that about him. i believe he loves this country and there are some things he can't say and i respect that. he's able to communicate in such a way that a person can understand where he's kimming from. i think in general, this is -- he's coming from. i think in general this is what america needs. in some days i feel like i need -- know more than some those senator who is are reading. >> that is senator feinstein and there is another hearing on tuesday which will be classified. we go to the republican line. call
nationalcable satellite corp. 2013]>> question time airs live every wednesday at c-span2 when the house of commons is in session, and again sunday nights on c-span. watch any time at, we you can find videos of past prime minister's questions and other british public affairs programs. >> next, former president bill clinton at a house democratic retreat. then steve latourette on the role of moderate republicans in congress. at 11:00, q & a with amity sh; lelaes. >> she was the first first lady to get a college education, and they celebrated their 25th anniversary in the white house. meet lucy hayes in the new series, "first ladies, influence and image." examining the public and private lives of women who served as first lady. season one begins on on presidents' day, february 18,@ nine: 00 p.m. eastern and specific on c-span, c-span radio, and >> former president bill clinton spoke to pout -- house democrats friday on their annual retreat in leesburg, virginia. he discussed health care and gun control and immigration and also talked about the 2012 election. this is j
victims. final passage vote is expected tomorrow. watch the senate live on c- span2. tomorrow, the senate armed services committee holds a hearing on the series of automatic spending cuts known as sequestration. those cuts are scheduled to start taking place march 1. we will hear testimony from deputy defense secretary ashton carter and members of the joint chiefs of staff on what the impact of sequestration will be. see the hearing live tuesday at 9:30 a.m. eastern on c-span3. earlier today, pope benedict xvi announced he will resign february 28 due to health concerns. world leaders had been speaking about the pope's decision. here's a look at what the british prime minister david cameron had to say. >> thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i am sure the whole house will join me in sending our best with fish to pope benedict following his announcement today -- our best wishes to pulte benett following his announcement today. his visit to britain 2010 is remembered with great respect and affection. pope benedict's message on that visit of working for the common good is something that's of
of those events and more on gun control is dominating the newspapers this morning with reports that both sides are likely to agree to criminal background checks, but an assault weapons ban might be harder to pass through congress. president obama said the vast majority of americans agree with the proposal. your thoughts? for democrats, 202-585-3880. for republicans, 202-585-3881. for independents, 202-585-3882. also, on social media, or post your comment question on facebook. and you can e-mail us as well, president obama was in minneapolis yesterday talking about gun control. here is what he had to say on background checks. [video clip] >> the vast majority of americans, including gun owners, support background checks for anyone trying to buy a gun. [applause] so, right now democrats and republicans in the senate are working on a bill that would ban anyone from selling a gun legally for him -- selling a gun to anyone legally prohibited from owning one. that is common sense. there is no reason we cannot get that done. that is not a libe
pretoria's state taking the oath from elena kagan be. we will bring in those remarks here on the c-span network and online at >> on newsmakers, senator chuck grassley talking about this week's hearing on guns, emigration laws, and other topics. today at 6:00 p.m. eastern on c- span. "john mccain's 2000 campaign, when he ran for president, it is the most memorable of any that i have ever covered. we will never see it again. here he was facing george w. bush who had all of the face cards of the republican party backing him, republican governors, all the money. john mccain went out and held a 114 town meetings and he stayed until every question was answered. you see the light bulb going on over people's heads. when eric going to get a patient's bill of rights? he answered, never as long as my party is owned by the health- care industry. it was just this refreshing candor. it was totally open to the press. there was just a welcomeness no one had seen before or since. >> columnist and political littlest mark shields on the washington press corps and has life in journalism tonight
>> host: you are watching "the communicators" on c-span. we are location in las vegas at ces international 2013 at the las vegas convention center. here is some of our interviews we did this week. we are joined by representative zoe lofgren democrat of california. representative lofgren what are you doing at ces? >> guest: interestingly enough this is my very first trip to ces. be on a panel about immigration which i did this morning and this afternoon i'm going to fly fun so far. >> host: what was your role in the panel and what was your point of view? >> guest: well the problems with our immigration system and everybody sees it from the situation they are in so the technology world that people that got their ph.d. in to start a company here but that doesn't any sense. for the farmer you see that your migrant farmworkers don't have their papers and you are going to have to file under and if you are chucking crabs in maryland you see that the season is going to be destroyed because you don't have workers so the whole thing is a mess and i have hopes that we will have a reform
reaction. the state of the union, tuesday night on c-span, c-span radio and an historian on mary todd lincoln. >> three of her four children died. one in the white house, one shortly after her husband nick -- assassination. the kind of grief this woman was going through was amazing, and the folks demonized her for that, thought she was crazy. we found out she was not crazy, but mary todd was a significant person and hopefully someday we get a view of the range range of things that impacted her life, not just the tragedy. >> c-span's new series examining the public and private lives of the women that served as first lady with seizing one beginning on but mary todd was a significant person and hopefully someday we get a view of the range range of things that impacted her life, not just the tragedy. at 9:00 p.m. eastern pacific -- eastern. >> today, state of the state addresses from governors around the country. first, delaware governor jack markel, then arizona governor jan brewer, followed by wisconsin governor scott walker. [applause]>> now, governor jack markel delivers
.com/c-spanwj. you can also e-mail us at this story is from bloomberg news. host: looking at one of the executive orders that he assigned -- that he signed an tuesday, it relates to cyber security and cyber issues. the president issued an executive order designed to strengthen the cyber security of critical infrastructure last week, which some say could get the ball rolling for a renewed legislative push in congress. it contains some provisions of the bill in the sharing and protection act that failed past. the president is waging an endless campaign. president obama will never again be an election candidate, but for now he has "the look and sound of the man on the campaign trail." he met with a rally style event in decatur, ga.. it was preceded by a similar stop in asheville, north carolina. there were two major speeches that were notable for their vigorous liberal tone. what you think about the idea of the white house using executive orders and other means to work around congress? here is a story about immigration in "the new york times" this morning. 11 million illegal immigra
of virginia at 11:00 a.m. and c-span cameras will be there. we will bring that to you live this morning on c-span1. you can also find that on our website [indiscernible] . the supreme court takes on campaign funds. the story in the wall street journal. and this also from the wall street journal. the court finds -- also, looking at the supreme court, from the washington post -- looking at a couple other stories in the news, this one, gas prices -- we're asking you this morning whether you think red light camera is make your streets safer. we have had a fair number of priests and facebook comments. patrick is on the phone from frederick, maryland, democratic line. caller: hi. thatust calling to say red-light cameras are likely to protect pedestrians and fellow drivers. before they are put in place, show compelling evidence that there's been a major infraction of traffic signs. before they are put into place, the city it should conduct a trial run that says this is where safety was before the cameras and this is where safety is during the trial run. if there's a significant difference, then the cour
, and facebook coats. this is live at 9:00 p.m. eastern on c-span, c-span radio, and act >> foreign companies like our secrets. now they are also seeking the ability to sabotage our power grid, our financial institutions, our air for a dirt -- air-traffic control systems. we cannot look back and wonder why we did nothing in the face of real threats to our security and our economy. >> interestingly enough, i think one of the concerns that we hear and you see it reflected its volume, quality, and timeliness. great, you share information with us about something that happened three months ago. what about now? we're trying to increase our time is so that we are out ahead of the issues. we're making progress there. over the past year in particular we have improved our ability to share information set -- faster with the private sector. i also hear concerns from different sectors about insuring that the other sectors that they rely on also increased their cyber security. if you are a bank, you are reliant on power and water and transportation to conduct your business. what i frequently hear
making sure. >> watch the entire congressional dinner tonight at 8: 20 p.m. eastern here on c-span. >> in his weekly address president obama talks about sequestration and tax policy. then senator lisa murkowski from alaska delivers the republican address. she enters her plan for an energy policy for the u.s.. >> hi everybody. over the last few years, democrats and republicans have come together and cut our deficit by more than $2.5 trillion through a balanced mix of cuts and tax for the wealthiest americans. that is more than both parties say we need to stabilize our debt. i believe e we can finish the job the same way we started it, with a balanced cut of spending cuts and tax reform. and the majority of the american people agree, both democrats and republicans. my preference and the preference of many members of congress is to do that in a balanced way by making sensible changes to entitlement programs and reforming our tax code. as we speak, both the house and senate are working toward budget proposals i hope will lay out this balanced path going forward. wut that takes time and
question. >> you on c-span2 we will be the british house of commons now as they move onto other legislative business. you have been watching prime minister's question time aired live wednesdays at 7 a.m. eastern while parliament is in session. you can see this weeks question time and again sunday night at 9 p.m. east and pacific on c-span. and for more information go to, click on c-span series for prime minister's question, plus links to international news media and legislatures around the world. you can watch recent data, putting programs dealing with other international issues. >> i think we hold background as this amazing seats that we accomplished this, that we rolled back segregation and then we look at what happened afterwards and we see on how incredibly difficult it was commuted, divided in some ways but also yet this very incremental progress after that that was a frustrating i think two people. and so it was a great victory but also it's important to look back and see what we didn't accomplish just. and so thinking of desegregation and how it was final implemented 20 ye
and exposing us to a variety of problems that are extreme. >> as a reminder we are on c-span's if you can give your name and affiliation to get to as many questions as possible. >> in my simplistic way what is your solution in your wonderful speech sounds like an argument for more consumer driven health care but i hear you are a single-payer guy. >> any combination of extreme left and right. i like extremes. i think we need national health insurance but it has to be defined as catastrophic, and i think interestingly what has to happen over time we need to make it narrow rather than broad to expand the mandate. we can't switch to that system today i don't believe without giving everybody the security that their house is burning down would actually be covered. at the same time, we need to drive as much of the 2.7 that we are spending now back at people and whether that is getting the insurance premiums down to the type of catastrophic level we are talking to some people can save more going into the insurance system or whether that means turning subsidies away from the health care with all the te
this is c-span's new original series, first ladies, influence and image. their public and private lives, interests, and their influence on the president. produced with nine: 00 eastern and pacific -- 9:00 eastern and pacific. >> this week on "q&a" -- mark shields discusses his early career in politics and his transition to journalism. >> mark shields -- can you remember the first time you did work in front of an audience? >> no. i really cannot. i recall humor, the importance of it growing up, telling a story, but i cannot remember that epiphany where i said wow, it really works. >> what role does humor play in your life? >> that is a good question. humor, i think, is great for putting life and its trials and tribulations into perspective. it is a great antidote to self- importance, a great antidote to pomposity. in that sense, i welcome humor, appreciate humor, and occasionally use it. >> can you remember when you first knew an audience would listen to you at all? >> i do. i was working for senator william proxmire, a democratic senator from wisconsin. as was his custom -- he was
. >> c-span's new series "first ladies." damaging the public and private lives of the women who served as worst ladies. season one "presidents' day, the very eight teen at 10 p.m. eastern -- february 18 at 10 p.m. eastern. >> on wednesday, the washington press club foundation have their 69th annual dinner. journalists and an author was honored with the right time achievement award. she is a senior and iterative first woman to hold that position. cbs news acted as a master of ceremonies. >> good evening again. good evening, and welcome to our honored guests, members of congress, journalism colleagues, and friends. again, i am ellen shearer, and i'm president of the washington press club foundation. this is our 69th press club dinner. [applause] it is a chance to celebrate the hard work of those in the room. journalists and those they cover, the members of congress and their hard-working staff. it is also an opportunity to remember the great winning journalists who came before us and who set standards of reporting excellence to which we can all aspire. the four we did to our program toni
and international studies looks at north korea's nuclear capability. "washington journal" at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> on mary todd lincoln. >> one son dies in the white house. one after her son's assassination. the kinds of grief this woman was going through is amazing. folks demonized her for that. thought she was crazy. we found out she was not crazy. she was a significant person and i hope someday we get a better view of the range of things that influenced her life, not just the tragedy. >> "first ladies," first of its kind project examining the public and private lives of the women that served as first lady. season one begins just over a week at 9:00 p.m. eastern and pacific on february 18 on c- span, c-span radio and c-span .org. >> on wednesday, the washington press club foundation hosted its annual congressional dinner. speakers included a speaker from utah and north dakota. lynn honored with the lifetime achievement award. she is a former senior editor and the first woman to hold that position at newsweek. major garret acted as the master of ceremonies. this is 45 minutes. >> good evening
comments about this program, visit us at www.q-and- "q&a" programs are also available as c-span podcasts. next, your calls and comments on washington journal. live at 2:00 p.m. general speeches. >> at age 25, she was one of the wealthiest widows in the colonies. during the revolution, while in her mid-40's, she was considered an enemy by the british, who threatened to take her hostage. later, she would become our nation's first first lady at age 57. meet martha washington, monday night, in the first program of c-span's new weekly series, "first ladies, influence and image." we will visit some places that influenced her life, colonial williamsburg, mount vernon, valley forge and philadelphia. be part of the conversation about martha washington with your phone calls, tweets, and facebook posts, live, monday night at 9:00 p.m. eastern on c- span, c-span radio and c- morning, michigan governor talks about gun laws affecting his state. affecting his state.
republican. washington journal is live on c-span every day at 7:00 a.m. eastern. on tuesday, house majority leader will talk about ways congress can make life easier for the american people. expect topics include education, immigration, and health care policy. we'll be live from the american interpraise substitute at 1:00 p.m. eastern here on c-span2. >> a single thing that cool age did we want to remember we have left office the budget was lower than what when he came in. the economy grew a lot. unemployment below 5%. the budget was balanced to due to him. how would he manage to make the budget go lower and how did it help the economy? a lot. because got the government out of the way of the economy. >> traces the life of the 30th president of the united states in "cool age." sunday night at 8:00 on c-span q & a. >> new york city mayer -- koch served three terms as city's mayor. he died friday from conjective heart failure at the age of 88. it's twenty minutes. with the 8.4 million nighers who are grieving with you at this moment. ed, on the other hand has got to be loving the attention. i
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